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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Advantage to International Media's Ignoring Arab Terror Against Israelis

On Shabbat I was talking to a friend about the strange situation going on in which the international media is ignoring the fact that Arabs are attacking Israelis in all parts of the country. This "wave" of Arab terrorism isn't at all isolated in Judea and Samaria. My friend told me that her friend has a visit booked for very soon and is totally unaware of the situation. Suddenly it hit me. That's wonderful. It means that tourists aren't cancelling their trips here! The blogger's mind works on Shabbat, and all I could think of was, I must blog about this!

Yes, and here it is!

Those totally inaccurate headlines, like the following one from Reuters makes it look like only Arabs are in danger.
Israeli strike on Hamas in Gaza kills Palestinian woman, child
Here's yesterday's frontpage of the New York Times:

From the internet site this is the only article about Israel:
Israeli Soldiers Kill 6 Palestinians in Gaza as West Bank Unrest Grows
It definitely gives the impression that whatever is going on won't affect the itinerary of an ordinary tourist to Israel. What do you think?


smb said...

Interesting spin on it. Keep up the positive spirit. May Hashem protect us

Batya Medad said...


Keli Ata said...

It's perplexing. Virtually everyone in the world recognizes the Shoah decades ago, and rightfully so, but they ignore the attacks on the Jewish state. I can't recall any media in the U.S. covering the attacks on Sderot. The only reason I know is through Israeli media such as A7 and pro-Israeli blogs in English, so thank you very much for writing the truth and for your insight:)

OT but if all the Israel bashing by the media is a dog whistle for anti-Semitism how to these media outlets ignore Israeli Arabs, Druze, Christians etc.? It makes no sense.

Batya Medad said...

Keli, such good points, thanks. Antisemitism is very virulent unfortunately.

Keli Ata said...

Slightly OT but Aish.com posted this wonderful video I am Israeli. I must say it made my spirits soar:) It's in Hebrew but with English subtitles.